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Presents interdisciplinary and international material
Explores theoretical as well as empirical aspects
Analyses and discusses the wide scope of multitude of challenges as well as prospects faced by contemporary cities
The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and social landscapes. The main issue is developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualising both the city and the territory from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the territorial dimension as the city’s space of communication and negotiation. Issues that characterise the dynamics of city development will be faced, such as the new, fresh relations between urban societies and physical space, the right to the city, urban equity, the project for the physical city as a means to reveal civitas, signs of new social cohesiveness, the sense of contemporary public space and the sustainability of urban development. Authors have been invited to explore topics that feature a pluralism of disciplinary contributions studying formal and informal practices on the project for the city and seeking conceptual and operative categories capable of understanding and facing the problems inherent in the profound transformations of contemporary urban landscapes.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »policies for urban and landscape contexts - public sphere and public space - the project - theoretical and projectual dimension - urbs, civitas (city and a “spirit of citizenship”) policy